WHO WE ARE

Differentiate yourself from the competition by supporting this innovative social initiative.

Beyond Bars Akademia (BBA) fights the stigma surrounding ex-offenders, by training and empowering women to live a successful career in hospitality and make the right choices in life.

SERVICE WITH A DIFFERENCE

With overcrowded prisons and a 50% youth unemployment rate in South Africa, it is difficult for female former- inmates to secure a sustainable income.

For many of these women, their life experience has been characterised by layer upon abuse, loss, financial and emotional isolation and damaged relationships. The cumulative effect of this context has limited their perceptions of the opportunities the world offers to them.

At Beyond Bars, we give these women hope and opportunities with our specialised, sponsored hospitality training.

This training gives them the qualifications they need to enter the job market, and equips them with the life skills they need to thrive as they re-enter society.

CREATING CAREERS FOR EX-OFFENDERS WITH YOU

Your support and sponsorship will change the lives of 10 women this academic year.

YOUR HISTORY
DOESN’T DICTATE
YOUR DESTINY

YOUR HISTORY
DOESN’T DICTATE
YOUR DESTINY

objectives

Combining Social Consciousness with training excellence, we aim to fulfill the following objectives:

Secure a future
for those in prison
through educational
programs

  By year 5, opening a   TVET college specialised   in post-prison education

  Provide a sustainable
solution to individuals
often left behind

  De-incarcerate SA’s        female prison population by reducing  the re- offending rate by 50%